From Our Workshop
To Your Kitchen!
Our New Collection
Prepare, slice & dice with our range of handmade chopping and serving boards all Made In Britain.
All products are made using food-safe materials and arrive with free delivery in the UK, a small tub of rejuvenating board butter and well packed for the journey in recyclable packaging.
About Coopers Chopping Boards
Pandemic boredom - That's where it started
Just like many thousands of others I had more time available to mess about in the kitchen. The old cheap wooden chopping board fell to bits and the backup I found in the back of the store cupboard was plastic and not looking too clever.
Now coming from an arty background and having to give up my pottery and ceramics due to cancer diagnosis (since recovered)I started thinking.
With a husband who has so many skills when it comes to power tools and sharp things he could do the donkey work and I could complete the fine finishing and more sedate part of making my own chopping and prep boards for the kitchen.
And so it began
We and other family members were quite impressed with what we had made so I did all the research for the available timbers along with adhesives and treatments which are food safe to include in the making of chopping boards. Hubby put his 30 years of business experience into motion for sourcing the raw materials, equipment marketing and packaging materials and I paid attention to sustainability and design - No more boredom
Handcrafted in England
Our great selection of boards are handmade in our workshop and personally finished by myself & hubby. We have tried & tested all of our products in our own home environment and are confident you will have endless years of use - that's why we put our name on them!
As with any wood product subjected to sharp objects, there will be wear and tear. When your board is looking a little tired then send it back to us and we will resurface it and bring it back to new without charge. All we ask is you pay for transport.
All the woods used are sourced from reputable timber merchants with membership of the Forestry Stewardship Council, and a chain of custody system to ensure all timber they supply is ethically and responsibly sourced.
We will never knowingly use illegally harvested or prohibited species listed as endangered.
Remember these Don'ts
As with any natural product, your board needs looking after. It will age, mature and show signs of use just as any other product does.
Don't Submerse in water for a prolonged period of time.
Use in a dishwasher is a NO
Clean with bleach or other cleaning chemicals.
Don't treat the board with alcohol (that's for you!)
Don't treat the board with NUT or SEED oils or any vegetable oils. This will cause a rancid smell.
Caring For Your Board
So now you're going to use it for the first time! Yes, you will mark it with the use of the knife but keep going and create your own pattern of usage. Our boards have been constructed from different strips of wood & types to minimise warping. All glues and treatments are totally food safe. We give each board 3 coatings of mineral oil and leave to soak each time then we apply a generous coating of beeswax.
Cleaning Your Board
A quick scrubbing with warm soapy water then dry it off with a towel and stand on its edge to allow airflow around it. Never place it flat on a surface to dry as this will invite warpage.
To remove garlic and onion smells from the board just use either lemon or vinegar leave for a few minutes then rinse.